Posts Tagged ‘environment’

10.10.10 Global day of doing

Tomorrow is an extraordinary date and we can all do something to make it even more special. Tomorrow is also the Global Day of Doing all over the world. Millions of people and organizations will be gathering to celebrate this day and everyone will be taking some steps to cut their emissions, cut carbon and send a powerful message to world leaders that people everywhere are ready to tackle climate change. Have you decided how to make a positive impact on this unique date? If the answer is “YES” then good for you! We are all very proud of you! If your answer is “NO”, don’t take it too hard on yourself. You still have plenty of time to plan your day tomorrow so that it is as environment-friendly as possible. Whether you choose not to drive your car and ride a bicycle instead, or prepare yourself a low carbon meal or even plant a tree, it is all up to you, just make it green, do it for our beautiful world and most of all – have fun! If you need some inspirational ideas for the big day tomorrow visit the official Global Day of Doing website at http://www.1010global.org/101010

I live in Bulgaria and I plan to do the following:

1. I am not driving my car tomorrow but walking instead (burn some calories as a bonus 🙂 )

2. Share a low carbon meal with friends

3. Attend the gathering

at the National Palace of Culture (Sofia) where WWF Bulgaria in association with “Coalition for the climate” are organizing a great event. Citizens with gather to write the number 350 which symbolizes the immediate actions that need to be taken to stabilize the climate. Countries all over the world are going to mark this day with some event. Google to see what your country is doing and what events you can be a part of. 🙂 Have a great day and if you have pictures, post them afterwards. Spread the love!

Green love,

VG

Any old shoes or clothes? Yes, please!

I am currently in Dubai visiting my mom and having a wonderful time. The other day, we were on our way home when we came across something that i haven’t seen back home. Maybe it’s nothing new to most of you, but for me it was. It was a bin that looked a lot like any ordinary Reuse & Recycle litter-bin but this one was intended for clothes, shoes, sheets and pretty much anything of this sort that is in good condition. I was really impressed with the idea. Here the traditional wear for locals is abayas for women and candoras for men, so they encourage people to give those when they’re of no use anymore for recycling and later on maybe donating to people in need. That’s wonderful, in my opinion! Before, you could rarely see a begger wandering the streets of Dubai and, quite frankly, it always struck me as a bit odd. In Bulgaria you see those people literally on every corner, but here it was like they tried their best to preserve an image of a place where it’s all about lux, good-life and all that. Well, not anymore! Now here is just as bad as everywhere else if not even worse. People are broke, some of them barely meeting the ends. Yes, it’s still all about the luxurious life but fewer and fewer can actually afford it. So, my point here is that it is times like this when people have to help each other. That clothes-bins are a very good way to do that and do it in a environment-friendly way. 🙂

10 ways to help


Here are 10 simple ways to help the environment 😛

My First Green Post :P

Hello guys,

First let me say that i’ve never had a blog before and the reason why i started it is SocialVibe.

When i was in school, i had this biology teacher that always talked about saving the environment, reducing waste, global warming etc. She somehow managed to get all my classmates and me involved in her dream to make some environmental difference. We took part in many international and exchange programs, researches, contests for green schools and whatnot…So, i guess this is how i got so into this…When i graduated i kept doing what i can to protect the environment, tried to tell as many people as i could about the danger that we put our planet in and i’ve tried to live a life that is as green as possible. Then one day i discovered this site called http://www.socialvibe.com. For those of you who don’t know it, in short, it is a site where people can support many causes and raise money for charities. Unlike any other site where you have to pay from your own pocket, in Social Vibe you don’t have to give a dime. all you have to do is tell people about it and earn points. Firts you choose a sponsor, then you choose a cause to support and then you promote your cause on every site, social network or mouth-to-mouth. You are probably wondering how money’s raised? Well, it’s very simple. Every point that you earn equals some amount of money that the sponsor that you chose is going to give to your charity. It’s not always money, of course. For example, i support “Environment”, so every 100 point= 10 pounds of carbon offset. If you chose supporting “WWF” your points will be measured in dollars and etc. It’s different for every cause, but the bottom line is that you are helping raise money for charity just by spending some time in front of your computer… something that you do anyway 🙂 So, if you feel like helping me and my cause, or any other cause for that matter, all you have to do is follow this link and sign up 🙂



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